Current Residents

Excellence and leadership describe our graduates. As judged by performance in the American Board of Dermatology In-Training Examination, our residents consistently rank among the top of their peer groups. Graduates who have chosen to train in fellowship programs have been able to do so. A survey of careers of graduates documented 80 percent to be on the faculty of, or directly affiliated with, academic institutions. Several graduates have their own practices or have been recruited by highly reputable dermatological and multispecialty group practices.

Class of 2021

Mary E. Anderson, M.D.

Mary E. Anderson, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Georgetown University
Medical School: Columbia University
Internship: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Hometown: Lodi, CA
Dermatology Interests: Cutaneous oncology, procedural dermatology, medical missions, medical education
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my husband, family, and friends, circuit training/HIIT, hiking, national parks, baking, reading, foreign languages, American and European history, musical theater, trying new restaurants

 
Tyler Emos, M.D.

Tyler Enos, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Texas Tech University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: Baylor University Medical Center
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Dermatology Interests: Dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, teledermatology, medical education
Other Interests/Hobbies: Health care policy and finance, education, running, cycling, weight lifting, Dallas Stars hockey, college sports

 
Linsey Lindley, M.D.

Linsey Lindley, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Miami
Graduate School: University of Miami
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Dermatology Interests: Wound healing, stem cell biology, hair biology, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, autoimmunity, general dermatology, procedural dermatology 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Scuba diving, exercising, coffee, and cooking

 
Melinda Liu, M.D.

Melinda Liu, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Pomona College
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Presence Resurrection Medical Center
Hometown: Plano, TX
Dermatology Interests: Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, procedural dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, medical education
Other Interests/Hobbies: Travel, music, art, reading, consuming sweets

 
Andrew Matsumoto, M.D.

Andrew Matsumoto, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Macalester College
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Internship: University of Hawaii
Hometown: Rochester, MN
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, dermatopathology, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer
Other Interests/Hobbies: Ridgeline hiking, basketball, volleyball, chess, cello, bouldering, working with family on our garlic/lamb farm

 
Jack O'Brien, M.D.

Jack O’Brien, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Texas Christian University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Lantana, TX
Dermatology Interests: Medical Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Running, hiking in national parks, cooking, exploring Dallas, spending time with my wife

 
Jeannette M. Olazagasti Lourido, M.D., M.S.

Jeannette M. Olazagasti Lourido, M.D., M.S.

Undergraduate School: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras 
Graduate School: Mayo Clinic Graduate Schoo
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dermatology Interests: General dermatology, complex medical dermatology, rheumatologic dermatology, skin of color 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, exploring Dallas with my doggies, trying new restaurants and cuisines, yoga, art, fashion, music, movies

 
Kelsie Riemenschneider, M.D.

Kelsie Riemenschneider, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Georgia Institute of Technology
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Tennessee at Nashville
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Dermatology Interests: Rheumatologic dermatology and autoimmune skin disease, melanoma, medical dermatology, procedural dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Running, hiking, yoga, reading, baking, writing, backpacking, community service

 
Frances Walocko, M.D.

Frances Walocko, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Birmingham, MI
Dermatology Interests: Dermatologic surgery, procedural dermatology, cutaneous oncology, immunotherapy
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hanging out with my awesome co-residents, playing with my puppy, running, workout classes, brunch

Class of 2022

Paul Curtiss, M.D.

Paul Curtiss, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: New York University
Internship: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Dermatology Interests: Autoimmune and connective tissue disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, disorders of the hair and scalp, neutrophillic dermatoses, medical dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Running, art museums and galleries, movies

 
Cristian Gonzalez, M.D.

Cristian Gonzalez, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of South Carolina
Medical School: University of Utah
Internship: University of Utah
Hometown: Providence, RI
Dermatology Interests: Skin of color, tattoos, pigmentation disorders, photobiology, skin cancer, lasers

 
Jorge Hinojosa, M.D.

Jorge Hinojosa, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth
Hometown: Pharr, TX
Dermatology Interests: Vitiligo, medical dermatology, skin of color, care for the underserved, procedural dermatology, hair loss
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, exercise, dancing, fishing, traveling, baseball

 
Elaine Kunzler, M.D.

Elaine Kunzler, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Youngstown State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Internship: Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Hometown: Akron, OH
Dermatology Interests: Connective tissue diseases, dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, minority health
Other Interests/Hobbies: Salsa/bachata dancing, open water swimming, national parks, talking about Ohio

 
Jacqueline McKesey, M.D.

Jacqueline McKesey, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Los Angeles
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship: University of California San Diego
Hometown: Springfield, VA

 
Parth Patel, M.D.

Parth Patel, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Internship: Baylor University Medical Center
Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, skin cancer, underserved care, advocacy from policy standpoint
Other Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, scuba diving/water activities, outdoor activities, fitness, spending time with my wife and family

  
Ravi R. Patel, M.D.

Ravi R. Patel, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Internship: Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, GA
Hometown: Rome, GA
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, precision dermatology, cutaneous oncology, bench and translational research, clinical trials, medical education, dermatology media, political advocacy and public health
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, music, dance, working out, sports, philanthropy, and travel

 
Audrey Rutherford, M.D.

Audrey Rutherford, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver, CO
Hometown: Aledo, TX
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, patient education and advocacy, medical education, underserved communities, procedural dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, spending time with friends and family, travel, my dog Lucy, podcast fanatic, mountains, painting

 
Paras Vakharia, M.D., Pharm.D.

Paras Vakharia, M.D., Pharm.D.

Undergraduate School:  St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont
Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Dermatology Interests: Autoimmune diseases, medical dermatology, pigmented lesions, disorders of pigmentation, procedural dermatology, skin cancer
Other Interests/Hobbies: Eating Taco Bell, fitness, competitive cornhole, dancing at weddings, learning new languages, anything Christmas

 
Michelle Yang, M.D.

Michelle Yang, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Hometown: Xi'an, China
Dermatology Interests: Skin of color, laser, dermatopathology, cutaneous oncology, medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, teledermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my kid, cooking, traveling, ancient Chinese history, archaeology, traditional Chinese music instruments, mahjong

Class of 2023

Emma Fixsen, M.D.

Emma Fixsen, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 
Medical School: Duke University
Internship: University of Hawai’i 
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Dermatology Interests: Global health, infectious diseases, CTCL, medical education 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, swimming, crossword puzzles, long-distance running, naps, used bookstores, minimalist backpacking, convincing other people to cook for me

Andrew Park, M.D.

Andrew Park, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of California-Berkeley 
Business School: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Medical School: Dartmouth
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, augmented intelligence and technology, healthcare systems, global health
Other Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, graphic design, traveling, cooking, craft beer

Swapneel Patel, M.D.

Swapneel Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: California State University, Los Angeles
Graduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Internship: Barnes Jewish Hospital
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Dermatology Interests: Bench research, care for underserved populations, medical dermatology, dermatopathology, and immunotherapy
Other Interests/Hobbies: Brunch, cooking, dancing, sports, walks, ukulele, and travel

 
Charles Puza, M.D.

Charles Puza, M.D.

Undergraduate School:Harvard University
Medical School: Duke University 
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hometown: Scranton, PA 
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, skin cancer, hair, cosmetics 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Yoga, Swimming, Hiking, Travel, Ethiopian Food, Tiktok

 
Kishan Shah, M.D.

Kishan Shah, M.D.

Undergraduate School:Duke University
Medical School: Indiana University
Internship: Methodist Hospital
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Dermatology Interests: Procedural Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cutaneous Lymphoma
Other Interests/Hobbies: Staying active, exploring restaurants, watching sports, hanging out with my co-residents, traveling

 
Kevin Shi, M.D.

Kevin Shi, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Graduate School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, dermatopathology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, rock climbing, traveling, food and wine

Lindsey West, M.D.

Lindsey West, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Dermatology Interests: Cutaneous oncology, medical dermatology, patient education, teledermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, playing tennis, skiing, road trips, spending time with friends and family